STOP THE ONGOING AIR POLLUTION BY DARLING INGREDIENTS INC. IN GRAPELAND, TX

STOP THE ONGOING AIR POLLUTION BY DARLING INGREDIENTS INC. IN GRAPELAND, TX

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Zac Watson started this petition to Grapeland Economic Devlopment Corporation (GEDC) and

Citizens & residents of Grapeland, TX were promised by the mayor, city council members, GEDC members, and many other community leaders that new opportunities for economic growth and prosperity were on the horizon with the welcoming of Darling Ingredients Inc. into our small, working class community. Jobs were promised and citizens were assured by these leaders that environmental impacts would be minimal and the overall good would overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives. Although a handful of jobs have been filled since this new processing plant has initiated business, many local residents in the vicinity of the new plant have been negatively impacted by the extreme odor and polluted air they are now forced to breathe on a daily basis. 

This new processing plant is one of many that belong to this large powerful and profitable corporation, yet it was built in a geographical location surrounding many modest working class neighborhoods. Local residents effected by these pungent smells have since had to alter their lifestyles in various ways. Kids and adults residing in the area have not been able to spend time enjoying their outdoor living spaces, or exercise, or even walk to their vehicles without being plagued with the smell of lies and deception by our community leaders and this corporation. 

GISD and the community have worked tremendously hard to improve our local school district over the past several years. Our children will no longer be able to enjoy their time outdoor breathing clean air during their time at recess. The same goes for our young athletes, band members, agricultural members and coaches during their outdoor practices and shows. One event that unites all members of the community is the Grapeland Sandies football games which now because of the disgusting odor, hosting games will now be an embarrassment and insufferable for the fans and visiting schools and supporters. 

In short, Darling Ingredients. Inc. will put a halt to the progress that Grapeland ISD is making and be the demise of our community. 

Please join us in signing this petition as your support during this time is paramount. Your support is greatly appreciated! 

 

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